American Cuisine in Tulum

Almost everywhere in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, you'll encounter a great number of places to sit down to a meal. If you're admittedly obsessed with American food, you will definitely want to check out the restaurants that dub it their specialty. Prepare your taste buds for the varying interpretations of American food available and more specialties, below.

With lots to tempt your palate, from the very casual destination known as Subway Tulum to the intoxicating breakfast, dinner and lunch at Turtle Bay Bakery & Restaurant, you are sure to find something with all the right flavors.

The following list allows you to read up on the group of popular establishments that satisfy cravings for American cuisine. On each restaurant's name, click to see more important info about its ambiance, specialties, and nearby things to do.

Turtle Bay Bakery & Restaurant

Akumal | (984) 875-9138

Turtle Bay Bakery & Restaurant

Turtle Bay Bakery & Restaurant is found toward the center of Akumal. When it comes to specialty American cuisine, this potential favorite is particularly known for its comfort food and sandwiches. <p>The garden patio at the Turtle Bay Bakery is a wonderful place to enjoy a meal. On the early mornings you can relax and enjoy the sunrise as you look over towards the shore. At night, Turtle Bay Bakery is perfect for a candle lit dinner before taking a stroll on the beach. There are about 25 tables.</p>

Dairy Queen

The Riviera Maya

Dairy Queen is a good option worth considering if you're thinking about visiting this area of Quintana Roo. From the restaurant, Tulum is a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers) to the west. Speaking of delicious, specialty American cuisine, this possible dining pick eagerly offers their hamburgers and ice cream. <p>While Dairy Queen serves some quick and easy food, their specialty is their ice cream and milkshakes, especially their Blizzards, which is an extra thick milkshake that you eat with a spoon.</p>

Barefoot Grill

Akumal | (984) 875-7600

Located toward the center of Akumal, Barefoot Grill is a part of Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya, and is a logical selection that's worth considering if you're going to check out this area of the Riviera Maya. When all you need is comfortable clothes and to be tucking into tasty American cuisine, stop by this local option where the setting is casual.

Seaside Grill

Akumal | (984) 875-7600

Seaside Grill, which is on the premises of Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya, is located near the heart of Akumal. For those times when you're looking out for a tasty selection of American eats without a big to-do, this informal restaurant fits the bill.

Subway Tulum


Located toward the western outskirts of Tulum, Subway Tulum is a smart choice for travelers thinking about visiting this town or nearby. Though they're broadly known for American cuisine, this local spot is particularly known for its salads and sandwiches. <p>At Subway, the ingredients are laid out before you in a buffet -- you simply tell your sub maker what you want, and that is what you get. After ordering, you can take your food to go, or dine in the bright lobby of booths and standard tables.</p>

American Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Barefoot Grill 15.8 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum American (984) 875-7600
Dairy Queen Central Tulum American --
Seaside Grill 15.8 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum American (984) 875-7600
Subway Tulum 0.5 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum American --
Subway Tulum Parque Central Tulum American --
Turtle Bay Bakery & Restaurant 15.9 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum American (984) 875-9138

Similar Food

If you don't mind changing things up a bit, you might like distinctly different, but still related places like Acabar and Gary’s at Casa Cenote, which both serve Tex-Mex style eats.

Plus, you may also like the featured specials at one of these restaurants:

Restaurants with Similar Specialties
Restaurant Name Phone Specialty Location
La Buena Vida (415) 152-2211 Hamburgers 16.4 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum
S&S Hip -- Hamburgers 4.8 mi. South of Central Tulum
Casa Cenote (361) 993-2462 Barbecue 5.8 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum

You can't plan for it, but sometimes the best places to try any cuisine in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are those that you find unexpectedly during your daytime travels. However, writing down a couple of interesting-sounding restaurants in your agenda, means you'll have multiple alternatives, even in a pinch. To discover more information regarding the culinary options awaiting you, check out this page.


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